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Turetskiy gambit (2005)

The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »

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Erast Petrovich Fandorin
Olga Krasko ...
Varvara Suvorova
Marat Basharov ...
Gridnev
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Zurov
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Lukan
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Gen. Sobolev
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Kazanzaki
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Ismail-Bei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Non-comissionned Officer
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Retired Major
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Tsar Aleksandr II
Didier Bienaimé ...
D'Hevrais
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Gubernator
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The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion... Written by Pavel P.

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22 February 2005 (Russia)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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RUR 95,537,117 (Russia), 27 February 2005, Limited Release
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Trivia

Didier Bienaimé, who played D'Hevrais, died at the age of 42 some months before the premiere of the film. See more »

Goofs

The foreign observers in the Russian Army wear white, blue, and red arm bands to symbolize they are on the Russian side. The white, blue, and red flag was only adopted by Russia during WW1. It was white, yellow, and black before WW1, the colors were changed because they resembled the colors of the Central Powers. See more »

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Gen. Mizinov: A secret weapon is a powerful one.
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Followed by Statskiy sovetnik (2005) See more »

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Excellent Film!
26 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is rare to see a Russian movie made so tasteful and visually appealing. I agree that some special effects were overdone and unnecessary, taking away from the overall appeal of the film, but I really hope an English version could come out so I can see it with the rest of my family. While other users complain of the historical inaccuracies of this movie I do not think this is something people should dwell on too much. This movie is for someone who enjoys a movie with beautiful scenery and gripping effects (when they are appropriate). This is truly the best Russian movie that I have ever seen.


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